George Clooney Biography
An ultra-modern and multi-talented personality, George Clooney is an influential American actor, renowned filmmaker, director and screenwriter. He was born as a George Timothy Clooney on May 6, 1961, in Kentucky, United States, in a family of media and entertainment personalities. His mother, Nina Bruce was a former winner of the beauty competition and city congresswoman, while the father, Nick Clooney is a former presenter of game show and broadcast journalist, who was also the brother of a singer and actress, Rosemary Clooney. He has an elder sister, Adelia as well-known as Ada. Clooney is raised on the set of his father’s talk shows, occasionally served as a commercial pitchman and sketch player and, therefore, he divulged to the entertainment industry at an early age. He graduated from Augusta High School while, in middle school, he had suffered from Bell’s palsy, which causes partial facial paralysis, and he recovered from the illness within a year. He studied the Broadcast Journalism at Northern Kentucky University and attended the University of Cincinnati for a short time. Clooney is a political activist too, supported the Barack Obama’s presidential campaign twice. As a humanitarian, he co-founded the organization, Not On Our Watch Project to stop the violation of human rights, and he collected donations by arranging the televised fundraising event, Hope for Haiti Now, for victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
George Clooney Wedding
Clooney was married to the TV and film actress, Talia Balsam, from 1989 to 1993. After the divorce, he made various highly publicized relationships with women like he dated an another actress Ginger Lynn Allen, British model, Lisa Snowdon, (2000-2005), reality show personality Sarah Larson, (2007-2008), and Italian actress, Elisabetta Canalis, (2009-2011). He was in a relationship with former WWE Diva and model, Stacy Keibler, from 2011 to 2013. On April 28, 2014, Clooney got engaged to British-Lebanese lawyer. George Clooney Wife name is Amal Alamuddin.
George Clooney Showbiz Career
Before coming to a glamorous showbiz, Clooney had worked odd jobs to support himself such as selling women’s shoes, men’s suits, working construction, insurance door-to-door, stocking shelves and harvesting tobacco. His cousin, Miguel Ferrer got him a small part as an extra, in an unreleased film about horse racing. In 1978, he made the television debut as an uncredited cameo in mini-series Centennial, followed by the major role in E/R (1984-1985). He went on to appear in other popular TV series, The Facts of Life (1985-1987), The Golden Girls (1987), Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988), Roseanne (1988-1991), Baby Talk (1991), Bodies of Evidence (1992-1993) and Sisters (1993-1994). About this time, he studied acting school, at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, for five years. He played the role of Dr. Doug Ross, in the hit medical-based series, ER (1994-1999), and he earned an Emmy and Golden Awards nominations. While working on the series, he jumped to the big screen through his first feature film From Dusk till Dawn, followed by One Fine Day in 1996. The next year, he appeared in The Peacemaker and Batman & Robin. He starred in critical favorable movies like Out of Sight (1998) and Three Kings (1999). He featured in the box-office hit films, The Perfect Storm and O Brother, Where Art Thou? In 2000, Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and critically acclaimed, Solaris (2002).
Clooney received an encouraging response in the direction line through his directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). He also reprised his role in Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007). He co-produced, started and gained an Academy Award for best supporting actor in Syriana (2005). He co-wrote produced, directed and co-starred in the critical accolade, Good Night and Good Luck (2005). He next featured in The Good German (2006) and garnered an Academy Award nomination for best actor, for the film, Michael Clayton (2007), for which he also served as an executive producer. Following the directed his third movie, Leatherheads (2008), he produced and co-starred in The Men Who Stare at Goats, lent his voice in an animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and was nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards for best actor for Up in the Air in 2009. Clooney co-produced and landed a leading role in The American (2010). He served as a screenwriter, producer, director and supporting role in the critical accolade movie, The Ides of March (2011). He gained an Academy Award for co-producing Argo (2012), along with Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov. He earned his third time Academy Award nomination for the remarkable performance in The Descendants (2011) and won a Golden Award for best actor. After playing the supporting role in Gravity (2013), Clooney again performed multi-tasks such as co-wrote, co-produced, directed and starred in The Monuments Men (2014). He likewise produced the critical approval movie, August: Osage County (2013).
George Clooney News Stories
George Clooney is appearing in his upcoming projects Tomorrowland and Hail, Caesar! in 2015. He is also producing and starring in Money Monster (2015).
George Clooney Interview
George Clooney stated in an interview that he strongly opposed the Iraq war because war is not the solution to beat your enemy anymore. Spencer Tracy is his inspirational hero. He knows about his limitations as an actor, but his strength is putting himself into a well-written part. He shared his view, about direction field: “Directing is a exciting and satisfying thing, and it is your duty as the lead actor to make certain that the rest of the cast understands the instructions of the director.” Clooney revealed that sense of humor always keeps him a stylish celebrity. It is important for him to make films that politically engages with audiences because he grew up during the greatest time of the Civil rights movement, the anti-Vietnam demonstrations and the women’s rights movement. Finally, he referred: “You will not get an outstanding success until you learn something from your mistakes and failures.”